Death Note (Drama)

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4.2
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  • 21 out of 24 people found this review helpful:
    A fresh new take on Death Note
    I am happy to see that the creators are willing to take a chance and not just retell the story that was told so many times. I agree with people that this seems like an alternative universe, where some events went diffrently then the manga, and I love the potential.

    I love how they humanized Light and gave him flaws and he is more relateble, you can see the strugle hes going through. Now I will ...
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  • 21 out of 25 people found this review helpful:
    Not What I Wanted, But, It's What I Needed
    After being a rather big fan of Death Note, both manga, anime, and the LA films, I watched this with some trepidation at first. But it grew on me. Think of it like an AU version, where Light's mother died, and his father threw himself into his work, causing Light to, instead of being over-the-top intelligent, withdrawn, and have a rather large ego, he had to take on the roll of a parent, No cram ...
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  • 11 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    Not As Good As The Anime
    It's watchable. The graphics are campy. But it's no where near as intriguing or fulfilling as the anime or manga. You could even say that it does the anime and manga injustice. Kira (Light Yagami) is made into a trigger-happy room temperature IQ protagonist who has no concept of preparation or timing. L is [struggling to be (i.e. trying and failing)] portrayed as an enigmatic genius. The ...
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  • 13 out of 17 people found this review helpful:
    It is different but that doesn't make it bad.
    The characters have the same names, but that's it. Get ready to have a new story told. It doesn't feel the same. Why would anyone want a retelling of the original? I love the original and I've seen the whole thing about three times. If you miss it, then just watch it again. However, If you love the idea of a parallel universe where small changes lead to crazy new outcomes, then give this a try. It ...
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  • 9 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    An interesting take on the Death Note universe.
    I am so glad they decided to take this risk and not try to retread the same story we've seen in the comic and the anime, yet people are still gonna complain because it's not the same, anyways the the protagonist is quite the contrast from the Light Yagami we all knew,(which in my opinion makes him more down to earth, which kinda adds an extra layer to his character) although presented in a ...
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  • 9 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    Not the best, or even a passable construction. Unless...
    This show isn't good, as a deathnote remake/re-imagining. If you think of it on it's own, making Light less smart than in the original takes the whole theme out of the show. There is a likely chance that throughout the show L will be winning the whole time. Light was so stupid in the way he went about things. The L from the original series/movies/manga/light novel would have had case closed in a ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Like a fanfiction come to life!
    When I first heard that Death Note had been translated into a Drama I thought for sure that this would be a epic fail. But, curiosity overruled the part of my brain that was sure this would be a waste of time and now I am incredibly glad I watched this.

    This was like watching a AU fanfic come to life, with how they changed Light Yagami's character and the very large changes to the overall ...
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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Such an amazing interpretation
    I thoroughly enjoyed this drama throughout the whole time watching episode 1, yes there is a few things that do occasionally bugged me while watching but I sincerely think that anyone reading this should give it a go because it is amazing and definitely a 5 star.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Surprisingly Captivating. Finished in almost one day.
    First off, seriously think twice about all the naysayers of this show. Yes this is a slightly different interpretation of Death Note, but were you honestly expecting it to be some carbon copy of the original manga? Is that really what you want? That's what we have the anime for, lol. Secondly, I'm a big fan of the manga, anime and original live action movies. And I can honestly say that this ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    No where near the Anime Quality
    Unfortunately this doesn't compare to the Anime at all, the whole "doing good, by killing bad people is overshadowed by Light's desire to just beat L. The character all have their creep factor leveled up to 10 which is super fake. The twists are not well present like in the anime either.
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